Cardiac Diagnostic Services

Holter Monitoring

During Holter monitoring the patient wears a small digital monitor connected to electrodes which are applied to the chest. The monitor records the electrocardiogram (EKG) of the patient. The patient keeps an electronic diary of activities and any associated symptoms, usually for 24 hours. Then the data is analyzed and we try to correlate any heart irregularities with specific activities noted in the patient’s diary.

How it helps

Patient Risk Factors

None.

Special Patient Information

Patients are to go about their normal activity except they cannot take a bath or submerge the Holter monitor.

Other Information

Although ambulatory electrocardiography correlates patient symptoms and EKG changes, it does not always identify their causes. If initial monitoring proves inconclusive the test may be repeated or cardiac event monitoring may be performed.

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